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Fiber vs. Cotton

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Fibernoun

(countable) A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.

‘The microscope showed a single blue fiber stuck to the sole of the shoe.’;

Cottonnoun

A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.

Fibernoun

(uncountable) A material in the form of fibers.

‘The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.’;

Cottonnoun

Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber.

Fibernoun

(textiles) A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.

‘Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.’;

Cottonnoun

(textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.

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Fibernoun

Dietary fiber.

‘Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber’;

Cottonnoun

(countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.

Fibernoun

(figuratively) Moral strength and resolve.

‘The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.’;

Cottonadjective

Made of cotton.

Fibernoun

(mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.

‘Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2π’;

Cottonverb

To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.

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Fibernoun

(category theory) Said to be of a morphism over a global element: The pullback of the said morphism along the said global element.

Cottonnoun

A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.

Fibernoun

(computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.

Cottonnoun

The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.

Fibernoun

One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.

Cottonnoun

Cloth made of cotton.

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Fibernoun

Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.

Cottonverb

To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

‘It cottons well; it can not choose but bearA pretty nap.’;

Fibernoun

the inherent complex of attributes that determine a person's moral and ethical actions and reactions; sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.

‘Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force.’;

Cottonverb

To go on prosperously; to succeed.

‘New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would?’;

Fibernoun

A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.

Cottonverb

To unite; to agree; to make friends; - usually followed by with.

‘A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another.’; ‘Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion?’;

Fibernoun

that portion of food composed of carbohydrates which are completely or partly indigestible, such as cellulose or pectin; it may be in an insoluble or a soluble form. It provides bulk to the solid waste and stimulates peristalsis in the intestine. It is found especially in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is some medical evidence which indicates that diets high in fiber reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also called dietary fiber, roughage, or bulk.

Cottonverb

To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; - used with to.

Fibernoun

a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.

Cottonnoun

silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

Fibernoun

a slender and greatly elongated solid substance

Cottonnoun

fabric woven from cotton fibers

Fibernoun

the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions;

‘education has for its object the formation of character’;

Cottonnoun

erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers

Fibernoun

a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

Cottonnoun

thread made of cotton fibers

Fiber

Fiber or fibre (from Latin: fibra) is a natural or man-made substance that is significantly longer than it is wide. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials.

Cottonverb

take a liking to;

‘cotton to something’;

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

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